The Radical Left and Democracy in Latin America

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Material Information

Title:
The Radical Left and Democracy in Latin America the Role of Participatory Mechanisms in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela
Physical Description:
1 online resource (195 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Balderacchi, Claudio
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ph.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Political Science
Committee Chair:
WILLIAMS,PHILIP J
Committee Co-Chair:
O'DWYER,CONOR
Committee Members:
BERNHARD,MICHAEL H
LEVERTY,LYNN H
MORASKI,BRYON J
WOOD,CHARLES H

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
community -- conalcam -- councils -- cpccs -- mechanisms -- participatory
Political Science -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Political Science thesis, Ph.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
This study examines the attempts to transform imperfect representative democracies into participatory democracies in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. Through the comparative analysis of the participatory mechanisms established in these countries I explore under which conditions participatory mechanisms are more likely to deepen or undermine democracy. I find that under certain conditions participatory mechanisms can be designed and used for authoritarian ends, including the strangulation of democratic representative institutions, the erosion of the separation of powers, and the creation of a government-dominated civil society. This study examines opportunities and risks associated with participatory democracy and sheds light on new forms of authoritarianism.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Claudio Balderacchi.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2013.
Local:
Adviser: WILLIAMS,PHILIP J.
Local:
Co-adviser: O'DWYER,CONOR.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2015-12-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2013
System ID:
UFE0046106:00001